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Track List, Description, & Lyrics

  Dare to Dream
  Bill Pere with the Lunch Ensemble

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$8.95 ( 2 discs! )

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Track List

    DISC #1

1. Dare to Dream (3:15)
2. The Dream That Came True (4:16)
3. Amanda's Garden (2:24)
4. The Meadow Song (3:19)
5. In All of My Dreams (3:31)
6. Alizarin Crimson (3:45)
7. Flickers (3:44)
8. Dawn Moment (2:35) :  lead vocal: Nicole Foley
9. I Will Never Be Lost Again (3:37)
10. Footsteps (4:49)
11. Blind Man (2:42)   ( from the Rock Opera "Of Time to Come" )
12. The Wish (remix) (4:14)
13. When I Sing (The Sound in the Space)  (3:20)  lead vocal: Kay Pere
14. Forgotten Cries (8:02) from the Rock Opera "Of Time to Come"
       lead vocals: Bill Pere and Melody Pere
15. Mark on the Wall (4:45)


16. Hourglass (3:49)
17. She Made It All Worthwhile (4:24)
18. Daydream (The Levees of New Orleans) (2:50)  written by Rena Johnson
      lead vocal: Denise Levasseur
19. Time Flies (3:10)
20. Gasoline Cat (2:24)
21. Sleep Little One (Orphan's Lullaby) (3:31)
       from the musical "Pegasus"
22. the Dream Held in Your Eyes (Caregiver)  (6:25) lead vocal: Jaclyn Sabogal
23. Jump Start (4:03) lead vocal: Kayla Bogan
24. i-Soul 3000 A.D. (2:45)   from the Rock Opera "Of Time to Come"
25. Such a Short Step (3:25)
26. You're So Jejune (3:46)   lead vocal: Rachelle Seney and Diggy Tawka
27. The Game (2:58)
28. Swing the Carousel (3:01)


29. The Skulking Dream of the Wiggling Whisker
30. The Secret Adventures of Bob's Left Thigh



Dare to Dream --
written and recorded by Bill Pere, with the LUNCH Ensemble

" "The Wish"  is dramatic songwriting" -- The Providence Phoenix

"Amazing insight as to  the nature of life and death" - Rev. D. Arkin, College Chaplain

When was the last time a song really made you reflect on your life, your hopes, your dreams ?

BILL PERE is an award winning songwriter, performer and recording artist, known for lyrics that tell unforgettable tales of ordinary people who weave the tapestry of human experience. Bill's songs can stand alone as a musical experience, but there is always the important and subtle underlying message of social conscience that makes them touch you even more deeply.

In Dare to Dream, Bill's 15th release, 30 songs intertwine to create a panoramic look at life through dreams -- dreams that we have when we sleep, and dreams which are our hopes and aspirations.   Many views of life, from pre-birth to post death, and all stages in between, are explored.

Bill's lyrical artistry is evident,  well supported by his intricate and powerful music arrangements, and the many guest vocalists who appear to help weave the tales.  Bill's signature guitar versatility is well represented by a variety of acoustic, electric, and Midi styles, backed by full band accompaniment.  The soaring lead vocal by Kay Pere on "When I Sing" is especially memorable. Also featured is the poignant tribute written by Bill,  "Alizarin Crimson" and "Flickers",  portraying his Father's descent into the twilight world of Alzheimer's disease.
This collection also features the debut of three great new vocalists (Kayla Bogan Jaclyn Sabogal and Nicole Foley), as well as the first-ever duet with Bill and his daughter, Melody. 

30 Tracks on 2 discs, 100+ minutes, LYRIC SHEET INCLUDED!

"Dare to Dream"  maintains the high level of songcrafting  and production since "Crest of a Wave" caused a sensation when it was first released in 1991, through "High School My School" in 2003.  

Proceeds from the sale of this CD (and all of Bill's CD's) go to help Hunger Relief and family service agencies, through Local United Network to Combat Hunger (L.U.N.C.H.).

If you like lyrically rich songs that have meaning and emotion:

Check out Bill's spiritual journey CD's.  Besides "Dare to Dream", there is "New Day Coming Tomorrow",  "You'll See a Much Brighter Day" and " Christmas Eve on the Poor Side of Town"

Look also at Bill's AMERICANA series of CD's, which  includes "High School My School" (high school setting)  "Crest of a Wave" (maritime setting), "Cityscape" (urban setting), "Rural Mural" (rural setting) and "College Collage" (college setting).

For a great collection of songs for kids and parents,  there are the 3 interrelated CD's  "Songs For Kids Who Like to Think",  "Songs for Kids With Common Scents" and "Songs For Kids Who Touch the Stars".  


BILL PERE - background highlights

A national IMC Indie Artist of the Year

• Official Connecticut State Troubadour appointed 1995 by CT Commission on the Arts

• President and Executive Director, Connecticut Songwriters Association

• Founder and Executive Director, LUNCH (Local United Network to Combat Hunger) raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for hunger relief programs in Connecticut through benefit concerts

Multiple songs in the Top Ten for more than 100 consecutive weeks, across various charts on several Internet radio stations

• 15 CD's of original songs recorded and released

• 25 original theater plays produced

• Producer of the Harry Chapin Legacy Concert series

• International appearances and performances with the Steve Chapin Band

Official judge and critiquer for national and international songwriting and performance competitions

• Citation by the Connecticut State Legislature for Community Service through Music

• Founder, Connecticut Songwriting and Performance Conference

• Director, Connecticut Songwriting Academy

• 1997 Citizen of the Year Award from Mystic Chamber of Commerce

• 1995 Community Service Award from International Artists Cooperative

• Five-time recipient of the CSA Award for Outstanding Community Outreach through Music"

• Author, "Songcrafters Coloring Book -- Songwriting Techniques that Get Results"

• Song "The Wish" selected for inclusion on compilation CD produced by Rhode Island-based Artists Against Hunger

• Editor, Connecticut Songsmith

Member Connecticut Music Educators Association

• Internationally published articles in numerous music industry publications including "Songwriters Market"

• 1981 and 1991 Connecticut Songwriter of the Year

• Two-time recipient, CSA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education through Music

• First recipient of the CSA Renaissance Award for multiple music achievements, presented by Pete Seeger, 1995

• Presenter of award-winning Music Technology programs for teachers and students


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